Russia tries to expand geography of its offensive and break through defence

The Russian invaders are trying to expand the geography of the offensive on the Lyman front and break through the Ukrainian defence.

Source: Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defense, on Telegram

Quote: "Fierce fighting continues in the east. The enemy is trying to expand the geography of the offensive on the Lyman front. It is making powerful attempts to break through our defence.

Despite heavy losses, the Russian invaders continue their offensive operations on the Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka fronts."

Details: Maliar noted that Russian troops are actively trying to reach the borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Ukrainian defenders are fighting for every inch of land in conditions of invaders’ superiority in the number of soldiers and weapons, repelling Russian attacks and trying to hold the defence.

Quote: "Everything, under such conditions, is a success after all; we are using our forces and resources to the maximum and even more.

And every day of resistance, depriving the enemy of the opportunity to disperse their forces by destroying their equipment and personnel, is another heroic day that brings us closer to victory. Even if not everything comes together at once and it takes time."


  • On the evening of 1 February, the General Staff reported that the Russian military is preparing for the offensive on certain fronts, as well as continuing attempts of offensive actions on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka fronts.

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